About Me

I’m a general and laparoscopic surgeon based out of Bangalore, India. I specialize in day care surgery, with specific interests in hernia, piles and mini-laparoscopy.

I’ve trained in Day Care Surgery and 3D mesh device for hernia repair at Day Hospital in Italy, and have received laparoscopic experience from University Hospital Essen, Germany.

At present, I lead the department of Day Care Surgery at Ramakrishna Group of Hospitals in Bangalore. I also consult at Care Diagnostics in Electronics City, Bangalore on certain days, details of which are in the Appointments page.

I helped develop the Hitech Hernia Program, an advanced hernia treatment procedure pioneered by the Hitech Hernia Centre, Bangalore.




  • Stapled haemorrhoidopexy (MIPH – Minimally Invasive Procedure for Haemorrhoids) training at Singapore General Hospital
  • 3D mesh – Prolene Hernia System (PHS) & Ultrapro Hernia System (UHS) at Day Hospital, Venice Mestre, Italy
  • Laparoscopy training at Essen General Hospital, Germany
  • Training in Minimal Access Surgery at IRCAD – European Institute of TeleSurgery, France
  • SILS – Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery training at National University of Health, Singapore
  • Basic life Support (BLS) & Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course.
  • Performed the first VAAFT surgery for Anal fistula in Karnataka


  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Asia Pacific Hernia Society
  • European Institute of TeleSurgery
  • Fellow of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons
  • Fellow of the European Board of Surgery

Poster Presentations

“Radiologically demonstrable branchial fistula” – XX Annual Conference of KSC- ASICON, Hubli between February 22 – 24, 2002.

“Laparoscopic Appendicectomy in Situs inversus patient” – Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, USA, September, 2010.

UHS with fibrin glue fixation for spigelian hernias” – 32nd International Congress of European Hernia Society, Istanbul,Turkey between October 6 – 9, 2010.

Paper Presentations

Primary squamous cell carcinoma caecum - Mangalore City branch of the Association of Surgeons of India on 15th September 2001.

The usefulness of Microscopic Bile Examination in patients with upper abdominal pain and negative imaging tests - At the XXI Annual Conference of KSC – ASICON 2003 from 21st to 23rd  February 2003.

Journal Publications

Ballal CR, Premnath RP. Omental torsion. Indian J Surg 2003;65:448.

Bhat S, Pai M, Premnath RP. Primary Squamous cell carcinoma of caecum. Indian J Cancer March 2003;40,1:28.

Pai KR, Augustine AJ, Premnath RP. The usefulness of microscopic bile examination in the evaluation of patients with upper abdominal pain. Indian J Surg 2004;66:28-30.


MS in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.

Diploma in Laparoscopy from University of Strasbourg, France .


Schooling at St Joseph’s Boys High School (European) in Bangalore in ICSE course.

Pre-University course at Vijaya College, Bangalore.

MBBS from the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.

Internship 1998-1999 at Govt Wenlock & Lady Goshen Hospitals in Mangalore.

Junior Surgical Residency at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore,



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